About the City of Quitman
Quitman was incorporated in Texas as a "Type A General Law City" in 1941.
Originally, agriculture served as the principal economic motivator of the area with Quitman serving as the center for farmers of the area. But, as was the case with many rural communities, the Great Depression brought a severe economic decline to this community as well as a decline in the population.
During World War II oil was discovered in the area and boosted the local economy. During the last few decades of last century, the creation of nearby recreational lakes added to the area's economic vitality and overall populous.
Mirroring the economic pattern of the Great Depression and World War II, Quitman experienced a decline in population during the first years of the new Century.
From 1960-2000, Quitman experienced steady growth with the 2000 Census recording 2,020 people. The 2010 Census shows the population to be 1,809.
Quitman has begun a major downtown revitalization program in 2017 and we are looking forward to the future growth of Quitman!
The first brick courthouse in Wood County at the county seat of Quitman was finished in late 1883 and used until it burned in1925.